Bullpens take over, and it's still 6-4 in the bottom of the 7th

Wow, we're in the seventh-inning stretch already?

Sure, this game's going to go long past three hours. But we're used to that by now. With the arguments and the pitching changes and the longer commercial breaks, postseason baseball games give regular-season football games a run for their money, time-wise. And that's not even counting extra innings.

This game has picked up quite a bit since the fourth inning, though, when the Cardinals scored four in their half to take a 6-0 lead, only to see the Giants score four in their half to make it 6-4.

But now we're in their bottom of the seventh, and since that explosive fourth inning the Cardinals and Giants have combined for exactly one hit, thanks to sterling relief pitching (most notably, by likely Game 4 starter Tim Lincecum).

You have to figure somebody's going to break through -- either the Cardinals will add to their lead, or the Giants will catch up -- but then, if we've learned anything this month already it's that your figuring won't be good for much.

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